Books on race and love and making the world better

This summer we are working toward an #AntiracistEducation, and I’ve compiled a list of what we’ve read.  If you purchase your book from Amazon via my page, I get a nominal finder’s fee, at no cost to you.  And I welcome your reading suggestions!

Books on race and love and making the world a better place:

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Image from The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson. Click this image to see its Amazon description

Picture Books

A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman

Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel

Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco

Counting on Community by Innosanta Nagara

Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson

Grace for President by Kelly S. DiPucchio

Grandfather Gandhi by Arun Gandhi

Harlem’s Little Blackbird by Renee Watson and Christian Robinson

It’s Okay To Be Different by Todd Parr

Josehine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson

Librarian of Basra, The by Jeannette Winter

Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya by Donna Jo Napoli

Peace Begins with You by Katherine Scholes

Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh

Shades of People by Shelley Rotner and Sheila M. Kelly

Smoky Night by Eve Bunting

Sojourner Truth by Margo McLoone

Story of Ruby Bridges, The, by Robert Coles

The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson

The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles

Whoever You are by Mem Fox

Chapter Books

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

Watsons go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis

Historical Contexts/Documents

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Philip Hoose

Young People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn, adapted by Rebecca Stefoff